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Attractions Management 2014 issue 3
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7 Editor’s letter

Here comes China

As China opens up to the West, the nation’s attractions are booming, with existing attractions reporting record attendances and new museums, theme parks and science centres planned
12 Theme parks News

Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens

After a near five-year wait, the highly anticipated Ratatouille attraction opened on 10 July at Disneyland Paris
13 Visitor Attractions News

Obama pushes US

US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions
15 Waterparks News

Cartoon Network waterpark opens

Cartoon Network’s first branded waterpark opens in August to invited guests and annual pass holders in Bang Saray
16 Science Centres News

Abu Dhabi centre aims to inspire

Plans for a new science centre in Abu Dhabi have been revealed by the country’s Technology Development Committee (TDC), offering more than 200 interactive exhibits as part of a campaign to get more young children interested in science
18 Zoos & Aquariums News

Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’

Visitors to Switzerland’s Zurich Zoo can now get up close and personal with the park’s six Indian elephants following the opening of the $63.3m (£37.8m, €46.7m) Kaeng Krachan elephant park, which welcomed its first guests on 8 June
20 Museums & Galleries News

George Lucas picks Chicago for museum

Chicago has been selected as home for the much sought-after George Lucas museum, with the city narrowly pipping bids from Los Angeles and San Francisco
22 Heritage News

Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row

UNESCO has voiced concerns about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise
24 Teamworking

The Art of Collaboration

Merlin’s Mark Fisher talks about working with Hollywood studio DreamWorks on the upcoming Shrek-themed midways, how to spot a winning IP and the importance of creative collaboration
30 Talking Point

Whose Museum Is It Anyway?

Five experts debate how museums can tackle the controversial issue of balancing the needs of the visitor with their curatorial responsibilities
36 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal

Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers
42 Theme Parks

Oceans of Fun

Chimelong International Ocean Resort is a big development on a small island. Will its proximity to the gambling haven of Macau be a help or a hindrance?
46 Museums

Virtual Visits

Europe’s biggest museum conference looks at how technology and the digital revolution can enhance the attraction. We report from the event in Newcastle, UK
50 Technology

Face Reality

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg buys Oculus VR and its Rift device, we look at how far VR has come, and ask whether it has a place in the attractions industry
On the cover…: Facebook buys Oculus Rift and keeps the faith in VR Technology
56 Profile

Sarah Maltby

As Jorvik turns 30, director Sarah Maltby talks about keeping archaeology at the heart of what the Viking centre does, and moving with the times
60 Storytelling

Inside Story

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld draws on the local culture to create a narrative journey for its visitors. Atkins Global tells us about an innovative approach
66 Interview

Rick Schwartz

San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives
70 Promotional Feature

Euro Attractions Show

The Euro Attractions Show is just around the corner
72 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

Looking forward to EAS in Amsterdam
76 Conference Report

Science Centre World Summit 2014

Declarations signed, topics debated in our report from Technopolis
78 Gallery Design

Play to the Gallery

A global round-up of the best projects and renovations from leading firms
82 Company Profile Promotion

Triotech

Triotech Celebrating 15 Years of Success
84 Audioguides & Apps

Grand Tours

The best in visitor guides
87 Light & Sound

Light Fantastic

Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound
90 Attractions-kit

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry
COMPANY PROFILE
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
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FEATURED SUPPLIER

EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
The Euro Attractions Show has been rebranded as the IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of this year's event at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. [more...]
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Attractions Management 2014 issue 3
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

Here comes China

As China opens up to the West, the nation’s attractions are booming, with existing attractions reporting record attendances and new museums, theme parks and science centres planned
12 Theme parks News

Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens

After a near five-year wait, the highly anticipated Ratatouille attraction opened on 10 July at Disneyland Paris
13 Visitor Attractions News

Obama pushes US

US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions
15 Waterparks News

Cartoon Network waterpark opens

Cartoon Network’s first branded waterpark opens in August to invited guests and annual pass holders in Bang Saray
16 Science Centres News

Abu Dhabi centre aims to inspire

Plans for a new science centre in Abu Dhabi have been revealed by the country’s Technology Development Committee (TDC), offering more than 200 interactive exhibits as part of a campaign to get more young children interested in science
18 Zoos & Aquariums News

Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’

Visitors to Switzerland’s Zurich Zoo can now get up close and personal with the park’s six Indian elephants following the opening of the $63.3m (£37.8m, €46.7m) Kaeng Krachan elephant park, which welcomed its first guests on 8 June
20 Museums & Galleries News

George Lucas picks Chicago for museum

Chicago has been selected as home for the much sought-after George Lucas museum, with the city narrowly pipping bids from Los Angeles and San Francisco
22 Heritage News

Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row

UNESCO has voiced concerns about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise
24 Teamworking

The Art of Collaboration

Merlin’s Mark Fisher talks about working with Hollywood studio DreamWorks on the upcoming Shrek-themed midways, how to spot a winning IP and the importance of creative collaboration
30 Talking Point

Whose Museum Is It Anyway?

Five experts debate how museums can tackle the controversial issue of balancing the needs of the visitor with their curatorial responsibilities
36 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal

Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers
42 Theme Parks

Oceans of Fun

Chimelong International Ocean Resort is a big development on a small island. Will its proximity to the gambling haven of Macau be a help or a hindrance?
46 Museums

Virtual Visits

Europe’s biggest museum conference looks at how technology and the digital revolution can enhance the attraction. We report from the event in Newcastle, UK
50 Technology

Face Reality

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg buys Oculus VR and its Rift device, we look at how far VR has come, and ask whether it has a place in the attractions industry
On the cover…: Facebook buys Oculus Rift and keeps the faith in VR Technology
56 Profile

Sarah Maltby

As Jorvik turns 30, director Sarah Maltby talks about keeping archaeology at the heart of what the Viking centre does, and moving with the times
60 Storytelling

Inside Story

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld draws on the local culture to create a narrative journey for its visitors. Atkins Global tells us about an innovative approach
66 Interview

Rick Schwartz

San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives
70 Promotional Feature

Euro Attractions Show

The Euro Attractions Show is just around the corner
72 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

Looking forward to EAS in Amsterdam
76 Conference Report

Science Centre World Summit 2014

Declarations signed, topics debated in our report from Technopolis
78 Gallery Design

Play to the Gallery

A global round-up of the best projects and renovations from leading firms
82 Company Profile Promotion

Triotech

Triotech Celebrating 15 Years of Success
84 Audioguides & Apps

Grand Tours

The best in visitor guides
87 Light & Sound

Light Fantastic

Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound
90 Attractions-kit

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry
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World Animal Protection report accuses accredited zoos of animal cruelty
Zoos and aquariums associations have criticised a report by World Animal Protection (WAP) which claims to have identified numerous examples around the world of wild animals being used in cruel and demeaning ways in the name of visitor entertainment.
New York flagship announced for Museum of Ice Cream as operator plans international expansion
The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has announced plans to open several new locations, both in the US and internationally over the next 18 months, starting with its first New York City flagship in Q4 2019.
New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation
A donation of US$5.5m (€4.96m, £4.55m) will go towards the development of a new visitor services centre at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial – the museum located on the site of the World War Two Nazi concentration camp in Poland.
Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020
Cedar Fair's Virginia amusement and waterpark, Kings Dominion, has announced three new additions to its 20-acre (80,900sq m, 265,500sq ft) Soak City waterpark, which is set to open in 2020.
'World's highest aquarium' opens in China
Standing more than 2,200 metres (7,200ft) above sea level, a new aquarium just opened in Xining, Qinghai Province in northwest China, now hold's the record for the world's highest-altitude aquarium.
Phased reopening for new Denver Art Museum facilities begins June 2020
Denver Art Museum in Colorado, US, is to begin a phased reopening of its campus in June 2020, with a new welcome centre, learning and engagement centre, 72,000sq ft (21,945sq m) of new and refurbished gallery space and new dining experiences.
Sutton Hoo ancient royal burial site reopens following redevelopment
Sutton Hoo, the burial site of a 7th century Anglo-Saxon king in Suffolk, England, that achieved worldwide fame upon its discovery in 1938, has reopened following a £4m (US$4.85m, €4.37m) transformation.
Merlin reveals plans for Lego Movie World at California resort
Merlin has revealed plans for the largest new addition at its Legoland California resort since the park launched in 1999.
Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects
Arts Council England has named 13 new additions to its Creative People and Places (CPP) project, which it says is about local people choosing, creating and taking part in the arts and culture on offer to them.
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation
A major renovation project that will expand touring exhibition halls and create several new facilities at the Australian Museum in Sydney will see the venue closed to the public from 19 August.
Silver Dollar City announces record-breaking waterfall drop ride among US$30m plans
The tallest raft ride drop in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Silver Dollar City, after the park revealed plans to invest more than US$30m (€26.9m, £24.8m) into a number of new developments.
New York's largest waterpark set for expansion after acquiring state funding
Construction is set to start in September on new water slides at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari theme park in New York, US, with a funding contribution for the new rides having come from the state's economic development agency.
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COMPANY PROFILE
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

EAS rebrands to IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of 2019 show in Paris
The Euro Attractions Show has been rebranded as the IAAPA Expo Europe ahead of this year's event at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - Miko and the Spell of the Stone - Movie Trailer
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction – Red Raion
Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

16-19 Sep 2019

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
21-24 Sep 2019

ASTC 2019 Annual Conference

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
+ More diary  
 


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